Ratings based on 1,144 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice, maintained, historic hotel in great location

Posted Aug 29, 2014
I was looking for accommodation close to the dormitories and Greek housing in Back Bay. I wanted to be close, affordable, and not have any hassles with the car and parking. The Hotel Buckminster fulfilled these needs, especially as the chain hotels nearer town got very pricey, as I was a late booking. Things to keep in mind -- parking is in a lot next door to the hotel, $35 overnight with rear mirrow tag from hotel, in/out access.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from winnipeg

clean and comfortable

Posted Aug 25, 2014
Pros: friendly staff, clean rooms.
Cons: Have a coffee pot in the room for the morning.
Location: location by fenway park, lots of restaurants, stores and very close to downtown.
Everything great except the restaurant. Extremely slow service. Waited close to an hour to receive our breakfast order.Next few days the orders still came slow but not as long a wait.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from upstate new york

Nice hotel close to fenway park

Posted Aug 25, 2014
Pros: convenient to fenway park
Cons: the parking
Location: ball game
this hotel is perfect if you are going to fenway park. its only a 5 minute walk. the rooms are nice and clean and the staff was friendly. the parking was tight and i dont think you should have to pay extra for it but at least there is parking. overall a great place to stay.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 22, 2014
friendly staff, very accommodating to our needs, comfortable beds, great location to Fenway Park!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ottawa, Canada

Perfect location for Fenway

Posted Aug 22, 2014
This is an older hotel with none of the bells and whistle or charm like a lot of others in Boston. Expect the basics. Having said that, this hotel was clean, the staff pleasant but most of all it was the most perfect location to Fenway park. If you are here for one night to catch the game (as we were) you can't go wrong. The food in the restaurant was good but the service slow.. only one guy to deal with the bar and serve tables. But the $10 off coupon we got at arrival was a nice surprise that made for a cheap lunch.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from long island, ny

So close to Fenway!

Posted Aug 21, 2014
This is the perfect place to stay if you are going to see the Red Sox. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is wonderful and helpful. There is a subway stop about a block away so you can get to the historical part of Boston easily!
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Portland, OR

Next to Fenway, and across from BU

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: Location. Laundry room on each floor. Free wifi.
Cons: Finishes, furniture, TV's, elevator, stairways.
Location: Fenway next door. BU across the street. Mix of restaurants and fast food nearby. Starbucks 1/2 a block away.
An ideal location for our visit to BU. Adjacent parking, but no valet. Attached restaurant, sports bar vibe, serves breakfast. It was way understaffed for breakfast (20 min before I got coffee), food was good. Some parts of the hotel appear to have been renovated. Rooms we saw after check in had nice furnishings, modern TVs, fresh paint. Our room (a suite) had CRT TV's, poor lighting, a small table with two dinette chairs, a couch. A hutch/wardrobe in each room held the TV's, and had draws and hanging space. Large bathroom, with very little counter space. Window treatments were plastic plantation blinds, some of which no longer functioned. Microwave, and a small fridge, but no coffee maker/service for the room. HVAC was odd, too cold in the main room (which had the thermostat), too warm in the bedroom.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from hagersville ontario canada

Close to Fenway. Excellent location for us.

Posted Aug 8, 2014
Pros: The hotel d├ęcor was great.
We were very pleased with the location of this hotel. We were in Boston for the Baseball Games and that hotel was definitely the perfect spot. We could even see the park from our hotel room.... Lots of bars around the area for pre-game and post game festivities. If you were looking for more to do there really wasen't much around but the subway and buses were readily available. The staff at the hotel were very accommodating and very helpful in everyway to make our stay the much more enjoyable. The entire experience was well worth it and if we ever go to Boston again we would stay in this very same hotel. We were in Boston to see the Blue Jays play the Red Sox and we couldn't have picked at better place to stay. We could even see Fenway Park from our hotel room and being only a few steps from the stadium it was perfect in every way.... Lots of places to go for pre-game and post-game activities. Only downfall, there wasen't much else around the area so you had to take the subway or bus if you wanted to see any of the city. We ended up taking a taxi , cause Boston is one crazy place to get around in...Any baseball fan would love to stay so close the ball park and I would recommend it ..
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 3, 2014
This is a good hotel that is very close to Fenway. If you are going to a RedSox game, stay here.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from quebec

The bed are very comfortable

Posted Aug 3, 2014
Only The ice machine at 4 th floor works also the room in the middle of the building havent outside view!!